With an average of one traffic crash fatality a day, the Georgia legislature enacted a "Super Speeder" law effective January 2010. Placing an additional $200 fine on fast drivers who have already been ticketed, the state plans to use the additional revenue to fund Georgia Trauma Care Hospital System.
By February 2012, Georgia had issued over 116,000 super speeder tickets generating almost $25 million dollars in fines. While the law has been well publicized, often it's a shock to drivers who have paid their tickets to the local authorities, when thirty days later a super speeder ticket from the state appears.
What is a super speeder ticket?
A super speeder penalty applies to a driver clocked going more than 75 MPH on a two lane road or 85 MPH or more on a four lane road. That means if you're traveling just 15 MPH over the speed limit on a Georgia interstate, you can receive a super speeder ticket. The local authorities will notify the state, and they will issue an additional super speeder ticket.
Will a super speeder ticket add points to my license?
No, the only points that will go on your license are from the original speeding ticket. The super speeder ticket does not add any additional points
Can I fight a super speeder ticket?
Not only can you fight a super speeder ticket, but also you should. Most people are unaware that they can fight a speeding ticket, and they just automatically pay the fine. The state is counting on it, actually. A lawyer can mitigate or reduce the seriousness of your situation and save you money on increased insurance premiums and ticket fees.
If I'm from out of state, do I have to pay a super speeder ticket?
Georgia is one of 45 states that participate in the "Non-Resident Violator Compact" program. Unless you live in AK, CA, MI, MT, or WI (states that do not participate), your state motor vehicle department will be notified and your non-resident driving privileges would be suspended in GA.
Super speeder tickets are serious and worth fighting. Not only can your license be suspended for nonpayment, but if you're driving on a suspended license, you can also be arrested.
Have you received a speeding ticket? Call us, and we'll work with you to reduce or resolve your traffic ticket. We will litigate, we will go to court, and we will call you back. Call us today 877-847-8323 and let our experienced traffic lawyers help before you go to court or pay a ticket.